Storm Headed Our Way

There is a storm brewing off our coast and it is forecast to impact Louisiana this coming weekend.  The map indicates our parish will see the most activity from the storm late Sunday to early Tuesday.  That tropical storm has now been named Ida and may reach hurricane strength before coming ashore.

The forecast for Red River parish from today through early next week is below.

Here is your local forecast:

Friday-A chance of showers between 1pm and 4pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 102. Light east wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday Night-A slight chance of thunderstorms before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. East wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10%.

Saturday-A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night-Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73.

Sunday-A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 92.

Sunday Night-A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74.

Monday-A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Monday Night-A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72.

Tuesday-A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.

Tuesday Night-A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.

Wednesday-A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93.

Governor John Bel Edwards is asking citizens to prepare ahead of the storm.  Edwards said, “Louisianans need to make sure they’re prepared for whatever the activity in the Gulf may bring to our shores. Visit getagameplan.org for planning information.  Be sure to stay tuned to your local news and the National Weather Service.

The Journal will update this story throughout the weekend as it could impact Red River Parish.


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